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The death has occurred of the actress and activist Alexis Arquette.

The transgender star who was the sibling of actors David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette died on Sunday morning aged 47.

Her other brother Richmond confirmed the news with a press release on Facebook written by Patricia. He said Arquette died while listening to David Bowie’s music.
Alexis Arquette appeared in films including Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer and also appeared in a documentary about transitioning to becoming a woman. The film, Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007.

She also appeared on TV shows including Friends and Californication, and went on to become an activist for transgender rights.